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SS Princess Sophia: COMMEMORATIVE EXHIBIT OPEN
January 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The largest marine disaster on the Pacific Northwest Coast, the SS Princess Sophia. met its demise one hundred years ago, when it struck Vanderbilt Reef off the coast of Alaska. The ship was on its way south, as a passenger liner along a key route that connected remote communities in BC, Yukon, and Alaska. The vessel remained grounded on the reef for forty hours in rough seas and raging blizzard conditions before slipping off the rocky outcrop into its watery grave, taking all human life on board with it.
How did this happen? Could it happen again? Discover the story of SS Princess Sophia: The Unknown Story of the Largest Marine Disaster along the Pacific Northwest Coast, an exhibit bringing together artefacts from multiple organizations for the first time since being salvaged from the wreck. This travelling exhibit commemorates the lives of the passengers and crew of this largely forgotten disaster.